“Trees and Woodlands on the Farm”- Join us for a Biodiversity Week Talk Online with Dr. Rory Harrington

Friday May 20th at 12 noon on Zoom; link below

We are so excited to be holding a talk with Dr. Rory Harrington, Senior Scientist at Waterford-based VESI Environmental Ltd. https://www.vesienviro.com/ . The talk, entitled “Trees and Woodlands on the Farm”, will take place online on Friday May 20th at 12 noon , in collaboration with Tree Council of Ireland. Rory has an eminent history of scholarship in this area, with two forestry degrees and a PhD. He has attended the renowned Yale School of Forestry and has had a long and illustrious career in many aspects of tree growing including wetland management for which he and his award-winning firm scooped their newest award this month, working with Kerry group.  Congra-TREE-lations Rory and team!

It’s an hour long talk (we could listen to Rory all day). We are thinking of it as a lunch-and-learn. We will be in conversation with Rory and with Tree Council of Ireland CEO Brendan Fitzsimons dealing with interesting aspects of re-foresting your farm…yes! Re-foresting! “Restore” is our call to you!

Where to site your trees?

What to plant?

Why to select these species?

Best methods of tree protection from attack!

I was very delighted to be asked to present a webinar during the National Tree Week series in March this year, following the success of our “Film Friday” event last year. For Covid reasons it had to be postponed which is how we are instead running it during National Biodiversity Week instead. While we have made several lovely new films during the year, with a new “Rethink Ireland” short film coming out soon, we thought we would hear from Rory since his expertise is unmatched. We were delighted to have a number of farmers’ co-operatives join in our project this year and thought they would enjoy Rory’s advice, especially as it is acknowledged to be an especially difficult time for farmers to commence tree projects at present due to recent changes in permissions required.

Here is the link to the webinar; https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5316524622216/WN_cB7bO7AxQ_qY6cmO6qxQfA

For any further details of the online link please email orla@easytreesie.com with BIODIVERSITY WEEK WEBINAR in the Subject line.

We are very grateful to the Irish Environmental Network for their support for this event.

See you there!

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